Wimbledon 2018 seeds: Halep top, Serena 25th

Tennis Serena Williams seeded 25th for Wimbledon despite low world ranking

Twenty-three-time Grand Slam victor Williams gave birth to her daughter Alexis in September and she returned to action in February having missed over a year out since winning the 2017 Australian Open. Just last month the WTA and the French Open were in hot water when the second tennis major of the year failed to seed Williams last month.

The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list, but under the tournament rules can make a change if deemed "necessary to produce a balanced draw".

There's been a big debate about whether Serena should be seeded at the four Grand Slam tournaments - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

World No.1 Simona Halep is top seed in the women's singles with 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza at three.

Roger Federer is the top-seeded player in the men's tournament, followed by Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro.

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The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.

The tennis great said earlier this week that pregnancy should not be penalized when it comes to tournament seeding.

Novak Djokovic is No. 12, Britain's Kyle Edmund is seeded No. 22 and French Open surprise Marco Cecchinato is No. 31.

2004 champion Maria Sharapova is seeded 24th, with two-time champion Petra Kvitova seeded eighth as she hopes to continue her current impressive winning streak on grass. "But I think this is a little bit of a different story". Dominika Cibulkova, who is ranked No32 in the world, will be the seed to miss out and she voiced her displeasure at the prospect of not being seeded in anticipation of Williams' promotion on Tuesday.

"It's the right thing to do for these mothers that are coming back", said Katrina Adams, who is the United States Tennis Association president. I have tried and I should be seeded. It's just because she won it many times and she's Serena Williams. I think that's good. "I think and I hope - and it should be under review - to change these rules".

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